Paul David Tolliver 49, of Wurtland KY went to be with the lord on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland KY.
He was born in Grand Rapids MI on June 6, 1964 a son of the late Elbert Allen and Bernice Barney Tolliver.
He was a member of the Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the C.B.’s battalion.
He was preceded in death along with his parents by two brothers, Wendell Tolliver and Avery Tolliver.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Ruby Boggs Tolliver; two brothers, Nathan Tolliver and his wife Bridget of Lloyd and Mathew Tolliver of Billings MT; five sisters, Kathy Miller and her husband Gary of Winchester, Kelly Strother of Winchester, Vicki Smith and her husband Wilbur of Jasper FL, Teresa Baumgartner of Raceland and Tammy Meenach and her husband Brian of South Shore; along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Philadelphia Association Building in Worthington by Elders Gary Adkins, Paul D. Moore and Preston Lewis.
Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery in Flatwoods KY.
Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY in charge of services.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Community Hospice 2330 Pollard Rd. Ashland KY 41101.
Online condolence may be made to the family at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Carl Mayo Cooke 94, of Wurtland KY went to be with the lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell KY.
He was born in Beaver Dam VA on September 24, 1918 a son of the late James Letcher and Anna Harris Cooke.
He was a retired Laborer for C & O Railroad with 43 years of service, a member of the Brotherhood of Fireman and Oilers Union, a WW II Army Veteran, a member of the Wurtland Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion, VFW and Amvets, and attended the Greenup Presbyterian Church. His favorite quote was “I love my family”.
He was preceded in death along with his parents by a son, James Burgess Cooke (which took a part of his heart); a brother, George William Cook; a granddaughter, Sara Ruth Prince and his step mother, Martha Irwin Cooke Butler.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 59 years, Ruth June Burgess Cooke; a daughter, Karla Jean Cooke Prince (Mike Ellis) of Raceland; two grandchildren, Charles Douglas Prince and Rebecca June Prince Norment and her husband Breck; three kids he loved dearly, James Matthew Bowling, Andrea Richardson and Josh Bowling and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors in Wurtland where he lived for 57 years.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 17, 2013 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods KY by Brother Jack Edwards.
Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup in charge of services.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Ronald Wesley Howard, 60, of Ashland, KY passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV.
Mr. Howard was born on March 29, 1953 in Ashland, KY, a son of the late Odie and Erma Wells Howard. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Bonnie Carpenter and Mary Ann Howard.
He was a self-employed dry wall contractor.
He was an Army Veteran that served during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his spouse, Barbara Kennedy Howard; three sons: Richard (Michelle) Howard of Augusta, GA, James Randall (Missy) Griffith of Ashland, KY, and Labe Edward Griffith of Ironton, OH; three daughters: Stephannie Michelle (Matthew) Heaberlin of Flatwoods, KY, Cassandra Lea Griffith of Cincinnati, OH, and Sylvia Marie (Jason) Sturgeon of Ashland, KY; thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Dennis (Hilda) Howard of Ashland, KY; three sisters: Betty (Paul) Murmann of Cleveland, OH, Linda (Michael) Forbes of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Sandra (Willard) King of Winchester, KY; a loving brother-in-law, William Carpenter and several nieces and nephews.
There was a graveside service on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County, KY with Mike Rice and Rev. Charlie Bayless officiating.
Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, in charge of services. Military Honors were performed by American Legion Kenova Post 93.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the funeral home to help with final expenses. Condolences may be sent to baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Ava “Louise” Napier, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus and our Heavenly Father, on June 12, 2013, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods.
She was born to Clarence and Goldie Hatfield, on Feb. 8, 1920, in Flatwoods.
She will be fondly remembered for her warm and loving personality, her captivating smile and her ability to make everyone around her feel loved and appreciated. She never met a stranger and had the special ability to make everyone feel important and treated everyone as family. Louise loved quilting and shared her beautiful creations with friends and family, and was always ready to make a quilt to mark a special occasion. She also baked the most delicious apple pies, all made with the most important ingredient, her love. Louise loved to be surrounded by beautiful flowers and enjoyed spending time outside working with them.
Louise left school at an early age and began her first job as a housekeeper, working for 8 hours for $1.00 a day. She then moved on to waitressing in several restaurants. She later left her beloved Flatwoods and moved to Akron, Ohio, where she worked for Firestone and Goodyear. While in Akron, she met her husband of 37 years, Elmer B. Napier.
After returning to Flatwoods, she worked at Clayton Lambert in Ashland. She also worked in the cafeteria at McDowell School. Her most rewarding work that brought her the greatest joy was at the end of her career, where she spent time sitting with and befriending seniors. She was wonderful in this role, as she was there as their friend, confidant and companion in their time of need. Louise had many activities that were very important to her, being a Sunday School teacher with her most well known student, Billy Ray Cyrus, class president, Cub Scout leader and PTA president. The most rewarding activity for her was raising three children and the joy of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, giving her five generations of family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer B. Napier Sr.; her parents, Clarence and Goldie Hatfield; her brother, Clifford Hatfield; sister, Leatha Steed; brothers-in-law, Cecil Trent, Lawrence Steed and Harry Richards; sister-in-law, Molly Sue Cyrus Hatfield; sons-in-law, Robert King, Joe Paul Gipson; and precious great-granddaughter, Julianne King. Also a special friend, Thelma Scott Bradley from whose loss she never recovered that left a great void in her life.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are sisters; Shirley Trent of Ashland and Freda Rickards of Landsdowne, Pa. She will be sadly missed by her deeply loved and treasured by her children, Celeita Joyce King of Orange Park, Fla., Anna Gipson of Flatwoods and E. Burley Napier (Donna) Jr. of Suffolk Va.; the grandchildren who were the light of her life, John Perry (Karne) of Matthews, N.C., Mitzi Perry of Middleburg, Fla., Billy Joe (Christene) Gipson of Loveland, Colo., Lisa (Steve) Potter and Lora (James) King of Ashland, Nathan (Laura) Napier of Minford, Ohio, and Crimson Pelfry of Carrollton, Va.; her great-grandchildren, Katherine and Michael Perry, Meghan Moellman and Aiden Gipson, Tabitha and Jacob Potter, Jocelyn King, Isaac, Lyla, Mark and Elliott Napier and Luke Pelfrey; great-great-grandchildren, Mason and Brooke Moellman; and a great-grand-dog, Daisi; as well as many special nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends all of whom will miss her dearly.
The funeral service were held June 16, 2013, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with words of comfort spoken by Pastor James Wells and Pastor Jim Daniels.
Condolences may be left for the family at carmanfuneral.com
James Michael “Mike” Scott, 62, of Milton, formerly of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and South Shore, went to be with the Lord with his loving family by his side on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, after a brief illness.
He was born June 21, 1950, to Rosemary (Glenn) Scott of Miamisburg, Ohio, and the late James L. Scott.
He was employed at Big Sandy Superstore for 28 years. During this time he started his career in sales in Portsmouth, Ohio, then became store manager at the Chillicothe, Ohio, location. He continued his career as store manager in numerous locations, including Ashland, Southridge, W.Va., Chesapeake, Ohio, and at the time of his death he was store manager at the Teays Valley, W.Va., location. He was a member of the Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church in Hurricane.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, whom he married July 21, 1985, Nellie Nickel Scott of Milton; one son, Jay (Tracy) Brewer of Biloxi, Miss.; one daughter, Melissa (Jeff) Holmes of South Shore; one sister, Julie (Gene) Evans of Miamisburg, Ohio; three granddaughters, Natasha Brewer, Casey Holmes and Caylee Holmes; and one grandson, Caden Holmes.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Sunshine United Methodist Church in South Shore with the Rev. Dan Hogan, the Rev. Kenny Fox and Robert Vanhoose Jr. officiating.
Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in South Shore.
Condolences may be left at robersonfuneral.com.
Rick Witt, 58, of Greenup, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends at his home.
Mr. Witt was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Harlan, a son of Hannah Lavada King of Crestwood and the late Glenn Witt.
Mr. Witt was a member of Freedom Worship Church of God. By profession he was a concrete contractor. He was a longtime baseball coach and was loved by all.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Diana Kay Grooms.
He is survived two sons, Ricky (Amber) Witt of Greenup and Dawson Witt of Grayson; a daughter, JoAnna Reed of Summersville, W.Va.; two brothers, Harold Witt of Greenup and Kevin (Deborah) Witt of Greenup; a granddaughter, Brooklynn Kay Witt of Greenup; a brother-in-law, Frank Grooms of Crestwood; and nine nieces and nephews, Joshua Witt, Jessica Witt, Leslie Moore, Lauren Brock, Kim Forby, Kellie Walsh, Alecia McAlister, Jessica Sexton and Jeremy Jarrell.
Funeral services were Friday, June 14, 2013, at Freedom Worship Church of God by Bishop Henry Montgomery, Bishop Kenny Potter and Bishop Hyden Curnutt. Burial was in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup.
Reed Funeral Home in Greenup in charge of services.
Condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.us.